Prevention Clinical Trials for Melanoma

Clinical trials are research studies that involve people. The clinical trials on this list are for melanoma prevention. All trials on the list are supported by NCI.

NCI’s basic information about clinical trials explains the types and phases of trials and how they are carried out. Clinical trials look at new ways to prevent, detect, or treat disease. You may want to think about taking part in a clinical trial. Talk to your doctor for help in deciding if one is right for you.

Trials 1-8 of 8
  • Young Melanoma Family Facebook Intervention or Healthy Lifestyle Facebook Intervention in Improving Skin Examination in Participants with Melanoma and Their Families

    This trial studies how well Young Melanoma Family Facebook intervention or Healthy Lifestyle Facebook intervention works in improving skin examination in participants with melanoma and their families. Young Melanoma Family Facebook intervention or Healthy Lifestyle Facebook intervention may help improve total cutaneous examinations, skin self-examinations, and sun protection among first degree relatives of young onset participants and the participants themselves.
    Location: 3 locations

  • Wearable Device Intervention in Monitoring Sun Exposure in Melanoma Survivors

    This phase II trial studies the effect of a wearable technology device monitoring sun exposure on sun protection behaviors and UV exposure in melanoma survivors. Previous research suggests that while some melanoma survivors change their health behaviors (physical activity, nutrition, sun exposure), many do not. Melanoma survivors, like other cancer survivors, are at risk of second cancer, making it critical that they make healthy choices. The wearable device may improve sun protection behaviors and reduce ultraviolet exposure and sunburns in melanoma survivors.
    Location: University of Minnesota / Masonic Cancer Center, Minneapolis, Minnesota

  • Gene-Environment Interactions in Participants with or without Melanoma or Nevi

    The purpose of this trial is to measure the amount of ultraviolet (UV) radiation a person may receive. Invisible rays that are part of the energy that comes from the sun are called UV radiation. It is known that a form of skin cancer called melanoma is related to skin damage caused by UV exposure, but it is not fully understood which types of UV cause which types of skin damage. This trial also studies the gene-environment interactions in participants with or without melanoma or nevi. Measuring the amount of an individual’s ultraviolet (UV) exposure may help doctors to develop better strategies to protect the public from melanoma, understanding how different measures of sun exposure history may tell doctors more about this risk for melanoma, and studying the correlation between UV exposure and genetic risk factors may help doctors to know whether UV light might induce genetic changes related to cancer.
    Location: University of Colorado Hospital, Aurora, Colorado

  • SunSmart Intervention in Improving Sun Exposure Behaviors in Children

    This trial studies how well the SunSmart intervention works in improving sun exposure behaviors in children. Learning about sun exposure using a more classroom-based intervention may motivate classroom students to reduce exposure at a critical life period and may help to create lifetime learned sun exposure behaviors.
    Location: University of Colorado Hospital, Aurora, Colorado

  • Smoking Cessation Intervention for Motivating Smoking Cessation in Cancer Patients

    This clinical trial develops and tests a self-help smoking cessation intervention to motivate cancer patients to quit smoking. The smoking cessation intervention consist of self-help materials designed to help cancer patients understand the relevance of smoking upon their cancer, its successful treatment, and their recovery. A motivational smoking cessation intervention may increase motivation to quit smoking, and ultimately smoking cessation itself, among a wide spectrum of cancer patients.
    Location: Moffitt Cancer Center, Tampa, Florida

  • War on Melanoma Public Health & Education Campaign

    This trial studies how well a health educational campaign works in increasing early detection of melanoma in Oregon. The health educational campaign may provide information to help people learn about the early signs of melanoma. Increased education in Oregon may decrease the number of people who die from melanoma and increase the number of melanomas that are identified at an earlier stage.
    Location: OHSU Knight Cancer Institute, Portland, Oregon

  • Family Lifestyles, Actions, and Risk Education Intervention in Decreasing Reported Child Sunburn Occurrence, FLARE Study

    This trial studies the effect of the Family Lifestyles, Actions, and Risk Education (FLARE) intervention in decreasing reported child sunburn occurrence. The FLARE intervention provides educational information that may help children and families do things that could prevent melanoma, like getting fewer sunburns.
    Location: Huntsman Cancer Institute / University of Utah, Salt Lake City, Utah

  • Internet-based Intervention for Skin Self-Examination in Participants with Increased Risk for Melanoma

    This trial studies an internet-based intervention for skin self-examination (SSE) in participants with increased risk for melanoma. Early detection of suspicious growths on the skin can be done by performing regular SSE checks. Using an internet-based intervention, such as mySmartCheck, may help to promote regular, thorough checks on the skin in participants with increased risk for melanoma.
    Location: Rutgers Cancer Institute of New Jersey, New Brunswick, New Jersey